Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alphonse Keasley
Faculty, Asst Professor Attend
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity (CU-LEAD) Alliance is a unique set of academic learning communities whose students, faculty, and staff are united to promote inclusive excellence. These “academic neighborhoods” foster scholastic camaraderie and promote student success through enhanced instruction, small group classes, leadership activities, computer labs, personal links to faculty and staff, scholarships, research experiences, advising, mentoring and tutoring, and community service for students of color and first-generation students. Programs include Designers Without Boundaries, Diverse Musicians Alliance Program, Diverse Scholars Program, Education Diversity Scholars Program, Journalism Diversity Scholars Program, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program (MASP), Engineering BOLD Center (BOLD), Chancellor’s Leadership Residential Academic Program (CLR) and Ethnic Living and Learning Community (ELLC), Honors CU-LEAD Scholars Program. Stuent Outreach and Retention Center is another available resource.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds undergraduate research and creative work through individual grants, research assistantships, team grants and research seminars. The program is looking at new ways to recruit underrepresented academic departments and student populations in an effort to increase the range of the research and creative work it supports.

RAP and G-RAP programs: Diversity is served also by the “flagship initiatives” in the university’s strategic plan. For example, expanding residential academic programs under the flagship initiative “Residential
Colleges” will foster a greater appreciation of diversity and community. Interdisciplinary work, which
is the focus of the initiative on “Transcending Traditional Academic Boundaries,” includes research
projects that incorporate diversity goals.

The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

The Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) was created on August 15, 2005, the implementation date of the University of Colorado Boulder Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. The ODH also enforces the University of Colorado Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures and the University of Colorado Policy on Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships. The Director of the ODH, on behalf of the entire ODH team, serves jointly as the campus Title IX Coordinator along with the Director of the Office of Student Conduct.

The University of Colorado Boulder does not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy either in educational programs or activities or in employment. The Office of Discrimination and Harassment will address all complaints of discrimination and harassment when the alleged harasser is an employee. If the alleged harasser is a student, the complaint will be addressed by the Office of Student Conduct.

The University is committed to taking appropriate action against those who violate the policy on discrimination and harassment, the sexual harassment policy, or the policy on amorous relationships. Individuals who violate these policies will be disciplined or subjected to corrective action, up to and including termination or expulsion.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:

The inventory of gender neutral bathrooms can be found at: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtqrc/

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